Market research is the process of collecting and analyzing information about the customers you want to reach, called your target market. This information provides you with the business intelligence you need to make informed decisions. Market research can help you create a business plan, launch a new product or service, fine tune your existing products and services, expand into new markets, develop an advertising campaign, set prices or select a business location.
That rapid globalization is taking place in businesses around the world is beyond
dispute. If multinational firms are to prosper now and in the future, their managers
must be able to function in a global context—formulating and implementing strategies,
inventing and utilizing technologies, and creating and coordinating information.
International assignments are the single most powerful means for developing
future global leaders.
This paper describes the challenges of decentralisation and privatisation of rural services from the perspective of communication strategy development. The wave of decentralisation and privatisation in rural services worldwide creates challenges for rural communities, service providers and local governments. Local organisations – both in government and civil society – are confronted with rules and procedures that are unprecedented. The new roles require significant changes in attitudes, skills, and especially a new level of accountability. ...
We are rapidly approaching the end of two decades of publication of the
Annual Review of Nursing Research (ARNR) series. This nineteenth volume
follows a pattern established in the eighteenth, that is, the entire volume is
devoted to one area of nursing research. In this nineteenth volume the focus
is women's health. Drs. Diana Taylor and Nancy Woods, well-known scientists
in women's health research, have served as volume editors. They selected the
content as well as the authors; their editing created this comprehensive volume,...
The blossoming of computer science (CS) research is evident in the
information technology that has migrated from a specialized tool
confined to the laboratory or corporate back office to a ubiquitous
presence in machines and devices that now figure in the lives of virtually
every individual. This widespread diffusion of information technology
can obscure the nature of computer science research underlying the IT—
from the perspective of many outside the field, computer science is seen
not as a basic area of systematic inquiry but as a tool to support other
All organizations, even the smallest, depend on teamwork for their success. A high performing team is not only capable of more but serves as an inspiration to others by demonstrating what’s possible when people work together well. Creating a high performing team is a structured, proven process through which you can tap more of a teams’ potential to attain significant improvements in performance and productivity. An additional benefit is the improvement in job satisfaction for all concerned. ...
Being capable of publishing in peer-reviewed journals is commonly seen as an indicator of
proper scientific research. It is the duty of a researcher to publish his results for the
scientific community. Research can be seen as a product that must be sold to the target
audience in the form of an article. In other words, research results do not exist before they
are successfully published. The key people for getting one’s article accepted for
publication are the editor-in-chief, editor, and reviewers.
In response to growing support for sustainable international development strategies,
the U.S. Congress has recommended that the Agency for International Development
(AID) create a new Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) that focuses on the
research needs of sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. The Office
of Agriculture in AID's Bureau for Science and Technology subsequently asked that the
National Research Council's Board on Agriculture (BA) and Board on Science and
Technology for International Development (BOSTID) undertake planning for the new
The organizational structure for project management is
often chosen to mitigate risk in a weak capacity environment, but it
may also reflect internal incentives that focus on speed of project
processing and disbursement, and perceived stigmas in low
implementation performance ratings. The result is often the use of
PIUs—sometimes semi-permanently—even though regional
studies have shown that they are suboptimal organizational
arrangements and create problems of morale among government
The new science and technology framework has challenged higher education institutions in South Africa to create research partnerships with industry, to contribute to growing a national system of innovation. Through detailed case studies, this monograph explores how one new organisational form typical of the knowledge society, the network, is currently being created in practice, in all its complex and contingent reality, in three high technology fields. It is the third volume in the
Objectives: RFC Editor, Publishing RFCs. Background/Scenario: Request for Comments (RFCs) were created by Steve Crocker to help record notes on development of Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) in 1969 and eventually evolved into an official collection of memorandum that describes topics that are mainly related to the Internet and the TCP/IP protocol suite.
Physics has an important role in our life. Without physics and the work of
physicists, our modern life would not exist. Using physics, people created machines,
instruments and some different divices from the crudest to the most modern aspect.
Techology is developed more rapidly, more modern day by day.
Moreover, all other natural sciences- example chemistry, biology, medicinedepend
upon physics for the foundations of their knowledge.
I can safely state that no one truly comprehends the physiology
and pathophysiology of the microvasculature. In a
large measure, this less than desirable state is the result of an
explosion of new scientific data that creates paradoxically
[or maybe poetically] a concomitant explosion of ignorance.
But challenges enhance curiosity. Regardless how far scientists’
understanding may be from the natural laws that
regulate microvessel functions, we share an incumbency
to accumulate and disseminate, by whatever means,
current new concepts based upon the latest tested investigations.
In the method of creating digital terrain model (DTM) by using digital photogrammetry, the picket sampling interval (PSI) plays an important role since it strongly influences on the production effectiveness and on the accuracy of created DTMs. The optimal value of PSI must be balanced between requirements of effectiveness and of accuracy. This research is focused on the influence of PSI on root mean square error (RMSE) of created DTM and on the number of error pickets (caused by limitation of image matching technique) that must be checked and corrected manually.
From the time of the first Organization of Arab Petroleum
Exporting Countries oil embargo nearly 30 years ago,
the United States has looked to new technology for solutions
to its energy problems. Indeed, the first government reports
to recommend an energy research and development (R&D)
agenda appeared within weeks of that 1973 event. In 1975,
President Ford created the Energy Research and Development
Administration (ERDA), consolidating under one umbrella
existing R&D energy programs from several agencies.
In late 1977, ERDA became part of the new Department
of Energy (DOE).
The availability of learner corpora, especially those which have been manually error-tagged or shallow-parsed, is still limited. This means that researchers do not have a common development and test set for natural language processing of learner English such as for grammatical error detection. Given this background, we created a novel learner corpus that was manually error-tagged and shallowparsed.
Stories with historical settings, stories set in imaginary worlds, stories from other cultures, stories that raise issues or dilemmas, information texts,... is the main content of the book "Creating and shaping texts". Invite you to consult the text book for more documents serving the academic needs and research.
In this chapter you will: To understand how firms create an internal database, to learn about building a database from a Web site, to become familiar data mining, to understand the advantages and disadvantages of of using secondary data, to understand the role of the Internet in obtaining secondary data, to learn about types of information management systems.
This paper describes Movie-DiC a Movie Dialogue Corpus recently collected for research and development purposes. The collected dataset comprises 132,229 dialogues containing a total of 764,146 turns that have been extracted from 753 movies. Details on how the data collection has been created and how it is structured are provided along with its main statistics and characteristics.
database maintained by the National Library of Medicine1 (NLM), which incorporates around 40,000 Health Sciences papers each month. Researchers depend on these electronic resources to keep abreast of their rapidly changing field. In order to maintain and update vital indexing references such as the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) resources, the MeSH and SPECIALIST vocabularies, the NLM staff needs to review 400,000 highly-technical papers each year.